Kashket can be our king

Ja­cob­son backs team-mate Scott to guide Wy­combe Wan­der­ers to glory ahead of League Two opener

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DAR­REN WITCOOP

FOOT­BALL Joe Ja­cob­son is back­ing Scott Kashket to help fire Wy­combe to League Two pro­mo­tion.

Ja­cob­son and Kashket will once again be piv­otal fig­ures at ei­ther end of the pitch this sea­son.

Striker Kashket’s ar­rival from Ley­ton Ori­ent last sea­son co­in­cided with a pur­ple patch which saw Wy­combe nar­rowly miss out on the play-offs.

Kashket scored 13 goals in two months be­fore he tailed off and scored just three more times in 2017.

But ahead of his fourth sea­son with the Buck­ing­hamshire club, Ja­cob­son be­lieves Wy­combe can now go one bet­ter — with Kashket’s help.

“Scott made such a big im­pact for us. And once again he will be cru­cial,” said Ja­cob­son.

“He was so good for us when he came in and he sparked our up­turn in re­sults. He could not stop scor­ing. But he picked up some in­juries to­wards the end of the sea­son which ham­pered his game.

“Now he is fit and fir­ing again which can only be good for us.

“Pro­mo­tion has to be the aim. We feel we have a good enough squad to achieve that.”

Ja­cob­son, 30, heads into the fi­nal year of his con­tract know­ing he will need to re­main on his toes if he wants to keep his first-team place. I’ve not had many in­juries in the last few years and so long that may con­tinue,” he said.

“I’ve been play­ing week in, week out but the man­ager has added com­pe­ti­tion at left-back. It’s good for me and the club.

“A young player will chal­lenge me and that will en­sure I keep work­ing hard.

“I know I will need stay fo­cused and be on my game, es­pe­cially in train­ing, if I’m to play in most of the matches.”

PHOTO: MARC MOR­RIS

Joe Ja­cob­son (far left) and Scott Kashket, who Ja­cob­son be­lieves will be “cru­cial” for Wy­combe this sea­son

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